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Technology has always found its greatest consumer in a nation's
war and defense efforts. Since the last attempts at a "Star Wars"
defense system, has technology changed considerably enough to make
the latest Missile Defense initiatives more successful? Can such an
application of science be successful? Is a militarized space
inevitable, necessary or impossible?
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- 06:20pm Apr 3, 2002 EST (#1039
It is so easy to ascribe motives, beliefs and feelings to other
people. Where did derive the following:"As I recall, Mazza, you're a
great fan of nuclear weapons". I mentioned that I was assigned to
the 5th Bomb Wing at Minot AFB but I don't believe that I said I was
fond or a great fan of "the" weapon.
What is it called when you draw the wrong conclusion? Is you
reading and selection of ideas as biased?
The question still stands and can be expanded, "When is it
acceptable to hijack commercial airlines and fly them into buildings
with the intent of killing thousands of innocents?
Oh by the way, I've never owned a weapon, (except the dress saber
that I won while on an Air Force ROTC drill team). I suppose I could
repel boarders a la "Captain Blood" but the saber doesn't even have
Just for Show!
CLUE --RHETORICAL QUESTION
- 09:16pm Apr 3, 2002 EST (#1040
mazza - "When is it acceptable to hijack commercial airlines
and fly them into buildings with the intent of killing thousands of
When a disparity of a symmetrical power is such that it leaves no
chance for the weak side of a conflict.
I suspect you would not care much about a boxing rules facing the
Mike Tysen, would you?
The more the disballance - the less the rules of a "clean" war
are to be respected. At least by the weak. And, if my assertion is
correct, the greater the disproportion of US power, the more its
ordinary Citizens are in danger.
Welcome to ASSYMETRICAL warfare.
- 11:10pm Apr 3, 2002 EST (#1041
iron grip on 1m Palestinians http://www.guardian.co.uk/israel/Story/0,2763,678560,00.html
That's 2.8m Israeli's (backed by the USA) grip 1m of 8.7m
- 11:15pm Apr 3, 2002 EST (#1042
people consider money no object in celebrating the genius
of their great leader (Tourist draw card) North
Korea will talk if it is not labelled evil http://www.guardian.co.uk/korea/article/0,2763,678485,00.html
- 11:26pm Apr 3, 2002 EST (#1043
Let's see if I understand you. Any action is justified if a
person perceives that an imbalance exists. Sounds like the law of
the jungle to me. Maybe that's why sexually insecure men, unable to
compete with the Alpha Male, resort to rape to fulfill their sexual
needs (and procreate?).
It appears that your form of civilized behavior ain't very
- 11:35pm Apr 3, 2002 EST (#1044
Feminism 101 - mAzzA you just failed - back to the theory!
- 11:41pm Apr 3, 2002 EST (#1045
All the fun of the flare - burnt alive as violence continues -
inhumanity ignites http://news.independent.co.uk/world/asia_china/story.jsp?story=281347
police illegally cremated more than 2,000 unidentified bodies
and there are serious questions raised about India's legal and
judicial system and its ability to deliver justice.
what happens when the world's largest democracy turns its back
on the rule of law
Most of the police officers are illiterate. They don't know
anything about law. All they know how to kill or beat people and
- 11:47pm Apr 3, 2002 EST (#1046
Boot Camp : A Home Office study (UK) found that young men
who attended an Army-run detention camp in Essex committed more
serious crimes on their release than those who had attended a
"young offenders would experience, as closely as possible, the
military regime and ethos" of the Glasshouse.
The offenders were given drilling, marching and physical
training and had "rigorous" room and kit inspections. They were
denied access to television and telephones and escorted wherever
- 11:51pm Apr 3, 2002 EST (#1047
You're no lady so don't judge me.
Either you act in a civilized manner or you're gonna die.
.Read Frank Herbert's "The White Plague". In this Sci Fi novel, a
geneticist is in London for a symposium. He is to meet his wife and
daughter for lunch. As he approaches the street corner where they
are to meet, an IRA car bomb goes off and in an instant his wife and
daughter are wiped out. He is distraught, weak, and vengful. He goes
back to his lab and concocts the ultimate terror weapon. This plague
will kill all the woman on the planet and will end mankind. He
spreads the plague in a very pedestrian fashion and women all over
the planet begin to die! Is he the weak one that Almarst justifies
due to his weakness? Does humanity perish along with this man's
anger and anguish? Tune in next week!!!
- 11:58pm Apr 3, 2002 EST (#1048
I hope you're wrong. Just check the math. 2 million Israeli and
800 million Muslims/Arabs/people in that part of the world that hate
jews. Israel has the "BOMB". Should they perceive that things aren't
going their way and maybe Damascus, Baghdad, and Mecca glow for the
next several millennia.
Justifiable? You tell me.
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